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Addiction & Recovery: From Ambition to Meaning

October 1, 2014

Geoff Thompson tells what Dr. Wayne Dyer and his movie, Ambition to Meaning, can teach those in recovery from addiction.

Q&A: Most People Have a Weak Understanding of 12-Step Programs

February 9, 2014

Dear Geoff, I continue to watch your support videos and find them interesting. This week’s video raises many questions for me though.   The part I struggle with the most: basing conclusions for this particular
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Addiction & Recovery: 6 Steps to Finding Your Life Purpose

March 16, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, shares the 6-step progression to “finding your unique purpose” according to Dr. Edmund Bourne.

Addiction as a Disease … or Not

March 15, 2010

By Geoff Thompson Program Director Sunshine Coast Health Center Several of the alumni have been asking recently about the biology of addiction. One asked whether eating sugar was a sign that one was still in
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Addiction & Recovery: Community

January 15, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about the importance of finding a sense of belonging in the world as you strive for personal happiness.

Carl Jung and the Numinous Experience: What it Tells Us About Addiction

August 27, 2009

Carl Jung, in describing the case study of a client who was fixated on him as a father figure, unintentionally describes the experience of someone with an addiction.

Addiction & Recovery: Lessons from the 12 Steps

March 20, 2009

Geoff Thompson, Program Director at Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses lessons that can be learned from the 12-step model of addiction recovery, and how these tie in with Wayne Dyer’s theory of internal orientation.

This Baffling Thing Called Addiction

October 31, 2008

By Geoff Thompson – MA, CCC William R. Miller, a world-renowned addiction expert, told us in 2006, “Addiction is not well understood.” Miller’s comment seems almost bizarre considering all the money and effort invested in cleaning
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Expanding the Definition of Gender-Specific Treatment to Include Men

September 16, 2008

By Daniel Jordan I received an email the other day from a women’s-only drug treatment center in the United States. As I read the article entitled, “Women Find Success at Female-Only Addiction Treatment Programs,” it
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The Virtue of Selfishness for People with Addictions

August 24, 2008

Selfishness , paradoxically, can contribute to addiction but, in reco

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When I left SCHC this past fall, I felt as though I could tackle the world, let go of the demons, love myself, and was ready to begin a new life. Well, life throws many curve balls and after 6 months of sobriety, even though I was close to the best spiritual and physical shape in my life, I gave into boredom and loneliness because I forgot about my support system and aftercare. I returned back to SCHC for an alumni stay to get my head back in the game. Thank you, SCHC for an amazing alumni program for returnees.

- Will

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